Are you spinning out of control?
The bills are piling up.
The IEP meetings are so stressful.
My child’s behaviors are getting more severe.
You haven’t gone out to dinner in forever.
You worry about the future of your child.
Your marriage is struggling.
We have to go to so many different doctor appointments.
You are struggling with your job or you are trying to find one.
You need health insurance.
You need a vacation but can’t afford it now.
Your child graduated; now what?
Sometimes the demands of life on this earth can feel so heavy. They can feel like everything is spinning out of control. We think we are in control or need to feel in control for things to be calmer and better. 2 Corinthians 5:14 says: “For the love of Christ controls us.” Did you hear that… the LOVE of Christ controls us. That just brings a big smile on my face and a nice big deep breath of relief. We think we are in control but Christ is the only one in control. He is the only one we should rely on and lean on. His will is perfect and He knows what is best for us. He will supply all our needs, not wants but needs.
James 4:14 it says, “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and also do this or that.”
Let Him control everything. Give everything to him: good and bad. Praise Him when things are great and praise Him when things are tough. He will carry us all the time. The song from Casting Crowns lately (the whole Thrive album really) has spoken to me so much: “Just Be Held”. Below are a few of the lyrics that have encouraged me to rest in Him and not on my own understanding and control.
“Just Be Held”
Hold it all together
Everybody needs you strong
But life hits you out of nowhere
And barely leaves you holding on
And when you’re tired of fighting
Chained by your control
There’s freedom in surrender
Lay it down and let it go
So when you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away
You’re not alone, stop holding on and just be held
Your worlds not falling apart, its falling into place
I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held
Just be held, just be held
If your eyes are on the storm
You’ll wonder if I love you still
But if your eyes are on the cross
You’ll know I always have and I always will
And not a tear is wasted
In time, you’ll understand
I’m painting beauty with the ashes
Your life is in My hands
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Just rest and rely on Him, give up control and let Him do all the work.